FRIDAY’S DAILY FANTASY BASEBALL PREGAME UPDATE
It's Friday night, and there are a full slate of games. There isn't a ton of injury information or lineup changes, especially big news that changes much. However, there are a few late scratches and substitutions, so check your lineups before finalizing.
He doesn't have a ton of Fantasy value, but I just wanted to point out C Tuffy Gosewisch ($2000 DK, $3500 DS, $3000 FD) is getting the start behind the plate for the Diamondbacks. What a name! However, he might actually be worth a roll of the dice, using him to punt the catcher spot and have plenty of bread to spread across the other positions. Another low-priced option who might provide some salary relief is OF Matt Davidson ($2000 DK, $3654 DS, $NA FD). He gets the nod in left field, and he bats sixth. If you to start both Davidson and Gosewisch, you could pretty much squeeze every stud at every position into your lineup, AND load up at pitcher.
BOSTON RED SOX
Red Sox 1B/DH David Ortiz ($4400 DK, $8794 DS, $4200 FD) (back) is back in the lineup for the Red Sox after leaving Wednesday's game due to tightness in his lower back.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
White Sox 1B Paul Konerko ($3800 DK, $5041 DS, $2300 FD) (illness) is back in the starting lineup, batting cleanup. Sure, it has been a disappointing season for Paulie and the White Sox, but you won't find too many cheaper cleanup hitters. He might be worth a roll of the dice.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Angels OF Mike Trout (hamstring) was doubtful to play for a fourth straight game Friday, but The Tacoma News Tribune reports that Trout was taking batting practice on-field at Safeco Field. It is a good idea to shy away due to the uncertainty.
Brewers OF Carlos Gomez ($4100 DK, $8100 DS, $3700 FD) (knee) is back in the starting lineup, batting fifth and holding down the center field position. He missed about a week due to a knee ailment.
NEW YORK YANKEES
Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay (illness) has been scratched from the lineup due to illness, so 1B/3B Mark Reynolds ($4000 DK, $5727 DS, $2200 FD) gets the start at first base. He will bat seventh. Reynolds might be a cheap source of power, especially in Fan Duel leagues, in particular.
Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins (rest) is out of the lineup, getting a rest against the left-hander, Arizona Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley ($7500 DK, $12847 DS, $7400 FD). INF John McDonald ($2300 DK, $4025 DS, $2200 FD) gets the nod at shortstop, batting eighth. 3B Michael Young ($3400 DK, $6139 DS, $2200 FD) will handle the chores as the leadoff hitter.
TAMPA BAY RAYS
Rays OF Wil Myers (rest) is out of the lineup, as he gets a rest from manager Joe Maddon. Newcomer OF David DeJesus ($3900 DK, $7169 DS, $2800 FD) gets the nod in left field, batting seventh in his debut with the team.
Nationals SS Ian Desmond ($4400 DK, $7428 DS, $3700 FD) (back) is back in the starting lineup, batting fifth and playing shortstop in Kansas City.
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